May 1st, 2020
My main goal in life is to inspire people.

I don't talk about it much, but it is, deep down, the driving motivation for everything I do.

It's the reason I'm building businesses. It's the reason I'm writing right now. It's the reason I share my story.

Sometimes people tell me that I inspired them, and sometimes I get texts like these:

Text conversation with my old roommate

When I hear stuff like this, it makes it all worth it. No amount of money, followers, or social status can beat this.

This is true, organic impact that my story had on another human.

About a year ago, I wrote down my life goals. These are them.

My life goals

Why do I want to inspire?

Because there are people before me that made this decision - to inspire others through their art. It would be selfish if I only took in their inspiration, and never put that energy back into the world.

What matters is the people who are sparked by it. And the people who are like offended by it, it doesn’t matter. Because its about motivating the doers. Because I’m here to follow my dreams and inspire other people to follow their dreams, too.

- Kanye West